Christine Aung is an experienced estate planning attorney serving clients in DeLand with their estate planning needs. Her experience in all aspects of elder law and probate, has helped clients receive successful outcomes of their case. Attorney Aung represents clients throughout the Greater Daytona Beach area, including Deltona and Orange City, FL.
Throughout your working life, you are acquiring assets like a home, stocks and bonds, cars, and other things that are important to you and your family. But what happens to your assets upon your death? What are your wishes? That's what estate planning is all about. When you work with an experienced estate planning lawyer, proper estate planning allows you to control the distribution of your assets in the event you are incapacitated or upon death.
Probate is a court process that reviews the decedent’s last will in testament to determine the distribution of the estate to his or her heirs. And when a person dies without a will (intestate), the probate court will determine the distribution of assets under Florida law. Probate can be a long and expensive process, especially if there is a contested will. The executor of an estate cannot begin distribution of assets or payments to creditors until approved by the probate court. A family law attorney has a variety of estate planning tools that can help individuals keep their wishes private and avoid probate.
If you believe your loved one is experiencing abuse or neglect, a family attorney with experience in elder law can help. Elderly patients, whether they are in a hospital, nursing home, or even at home, have rights. And when their rights are being violated, we can intervene on their behalf and take legal action, if necessary.
It is never too early to start estate planning. Don’t let someone else or a court decide how to distribute your assets if you are incapacitated or upon death. Visit our website today, or contact us at (386) 479-8977, to consult with an experienced estate planning attorney in Deland, FL, today!